It seems as though the weight of the world should be on David Flitcroft’s shoulders at the minute.
His misfiring team are rooted to the foot of the Championship table.
But the Barnsley manager vowed his side will scrap as hard as they can to get their season back on track after a worrying start to the new campaign.
And cut an upbeat figure despite defeat to the Foxes at the King Power Stadium.
“We know where we are as a group and we’re definitely going to keep scrapping,” said Flitcroft.
“There’s moments in games that have definitely affected us this season.
“But we went 2-0 down against Leicester and we weren’t affected. We still had an energy and a verve about us.
“We still had that desire and defiance to still get something out of the game. While I still see that I’ll be happy.
“These boys are fighting. That’s what I did see. I’m energised by the performance and not the result.
“Leicester are only going to get better and better this season, they’ve got real quality.
“But we pushed them at times to their real limit.We’ve got to have a defiant stand against Reading and QPR,” stressed Flitcroft.
“The next two games are crucial for us, we need something out of them not only in a performance, but points to just get the group believing again.
“This group of players will get better, there’s no doubt about that.
“With the difference we’ve made last week [two new loan signings] and the strides we’ve made [in training], then the new quality we’ve got can really help us out at the minute.
“David Fox’s calmness, Paddy McCourt’s devilment and explosive pace when he gets on the ball.
“Jason Scotland was effective when he came on and Tomasz Cywka in the pocket [position].